You pays your money and you takes your choices at The George in the lovely village of Wath, just a few miles from the centre of Ripon.

Pub of the Week: The George, Wath
Drinks Selection60%
70%Overall Score
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There’s the gritty local boozer on one side and, just a few strides down the corridor, there’s an aspiring fine-dining restaurant complete with white tablecloths and a somewhat hushed atmosphere that comes in direct contrast to the boisterous noise levels in the bar

On the pub side, there’s an adequately stocked bar for all drinkers, especially if beers and ales are your thing. The wine list, however, could do with some work should this pub ever want to be taken seriously by those who prefer the grape. A decent selection by the glass is now expected.

There is an emphasis on food at The George, and thankfully that comes in two parts too. You can eat in the bar with a choice of four pub classics that are just about enough to keep drinkers and casual diners happy. Across the room, a large plate of fish and chips looked rather tempting and was clearly freshly cooked.
The George is a new venture for chef Harrison Barraclough (formally head chef at the Black Lion, Thirsk) and his family. Given a trip to the bar and the necessity to apologetically squeeze through groups of drinkers and with most tables occupied, proves they are already making their mark here.
The George at Wath, Main Street, Wath , Ripon HG4 5EN
Tel: 01765 641324 E-Mail:

About The Author

Following a successful career as a chef and restaurateur, Yorkshire's Elaine Lemm is a highly respected food and drink writer and recently voted one of the top 50 in the UK. Elaine is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and author of three books,The Great Book of Yorkshire Pudding, The Great Book of Rhubarb and The Great Book of Tea.

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